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Mediafire Offering 1TB of Storage for $5, Drops Upload Limits, Says Native Android Apps Coming

Mediafire – one of the many online storage solutions looking to compete with options like Drive and Dropbox – announced today a new pricing structure along with its new desktop app, has dropped upload limits, and will push out a brand new native Android app over the next few weeks.

The new pricing structure will land you 1TB of data for $5 per month. As a promotional move to celebrate the launch of their brand new desktop app, Mediafire is giving new users a 50% off deal, so you could essentially grab that same 1TB of data for $2.50 per month. 

Mediafire also announced that they are removing file-size upload limits on both free and paid accounts, giving users the option to upload files up to 20GB in size. As previously mentioned, their new desktop app is now out of beta and available for all to use. Over the next few weeks, native Android and iPad apps will be released, that include new features like automatic photo syncing.

Here are all of today’s announcements:

  • No file-size upload limits: both free and paid users can upload individual files up to 20 gigs in size (When using native 64 bit browsers such as Firefox).
  • A major update to MediaFire Desktop: Our latest update officially brings MediaFire Desktop out of Beta, squashing bugs and delivering major speed upgrades and stability fixes. To download MediaFire Desktop, visit: https://www.mediafire.com/software/desktop/
  • Upcoming Native apps for iPad and Android:  These will be available over the next few weeks, and will introduce a host of new features, including automatic photo syncing directly from your Android mobile device.
  • A complete overhaul of our API’s and Developer Resource Portal: Our new API’s enable web developers to quickly integrate MediaFire Storage and file sharing directly into their applications. Visit our developer portal here: http://www.mediafire.com/developers/

To sign-up, head over to Mediafire.

  • A2theC

    Wow, thats a lot of pirated media! I suppose at that rate you’d be paying for it….

  • James

    I just purchased a TB plan and it seems painfully slow, maybe 10x slower to upload than Google Drive! Be careful and don’t commit for a year upfront until you try paying for a month.

  • Intellectua1

    This sounds great but I just signed up for the 100gbs for 1.99 from Google. Plus for some reason I don’t trust Mediafire like that and I don’t think I’d ever need a terabyte of storage..

    • Aaron C

      Yeah, the trust factor is pretty big. Witness those WD subscribers who have been out of luck accessing their files remotely because the service has been down for a while now. I know Mediafire is big, but I just trust Google more. Wait. Did I just say I “trust” Google? We’re all doomed.

  • redbar0n11

    “No file-size upload limits: both free and paid users can upload individual files up to 20 gigs in size.”

    Is it just me, or is 20GB still an upload file size limit? Sounds like one to me… This file is 21GB… Whoops! You can’t upload that – that’s over the limit!

    • Intellectua1

      My thoughts exactly. But I’d assume you’d only reach that if you’re uploading whole seasons of Locked Up Abroad in one whop

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      I think they just mean they’re removing existing file size limits, the wording is confusing though.

  • Cody

    Backblaze is 4 bucks a monthly, no baut and switch for unlimited.

  • vwbeetlvr

    It says 50% off initial purchase, even yearly. I take it that means it’s $2.49 only for the first month, or $24.99 only for the first year.

    • cwillen

      I think you’re right. I just signed up for a year for $25.

    • vwbeetlvr

      Imagine using it for one year, then having to transfer 1tb of files to another service down the line. This really requires a lifetime commitment….

    • HuskerDad3

      No locking in, I confirmed this with media fire. To quote ” The $24.99 rate is a one time discount and will revert to the regular fee at the end of the year.”

      • Wolfpack93

        Which means everyone uploading hundreds of GBs of data at today’s rate will face expensive future storage costs or tedious transfers. No thanks.

  • cwillen

    Actually, if you sign up for a year, it’s only $24.99/year, so that breaks out to be just over $2/month. For reference, that’s the same price Google charges for 100Mb on Drive.

    • Josh Flowers

      *Gigabytes 🙂

      • cwillen

        Woops… ha ha… yea… big difference there. Good catch.

  • Tony Byatt

    The Google Effect…

  • Zach Davis

    Anyone have any thoughts on the desktop app? Lie zurginator said, at $2.50 for 1TB of space, I may have to lock in for that. But awesome to see companies have super low prices thanks to Google’s initial price cut

    • lensgrabber

      Desktop app on a mac appears to be responsive and does what you expect. The android app, on the other hand, sucks. I hope they launch a new app soon. It’s worth $25 for a year. I would have paid that in 2.5 months for Gdrive 1 tb.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Meanwhile, your employer still caps your inbox at 500MB smh

    • Mudd

      Ha, USMC is 50 mb. I wish I had 500.

      • Colin Huber

        We get at gig at OSU. So spoiled.

        • Gautham Sivakumar

          reading this for a dorm room at OSU…

  • zurginator

    I don’t need that much storage, but at $2.50 it’s worth locking in.

    • Tucker Nebel

      I agree

    • Detonation

      If you don’t actually need it, then no amount of money makes it “worth it”

      • zurginator

        Don’t get me wrong, I can fill about 250gb right now, and my usage is only going to go up – so I might as well jump on the promo.